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Employer could terminate for failure to follow reasonable instructions
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2010

The Court of Appeal has held that an employee's failure to follow instructions and report a significant risk issue undermined trust and confidence to such an extent that the employer was entitled to terminate the employee's employment without notice (Dunn v AAH Ltd


Date of resignation cannot be backdated
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2010

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has, in the case of Heaven v Whitbread Group plc, provided guidance on how the effective date of termination (EDT) of employment should be determined


Withdrawing benefits from striking employees
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2010

BA's threat to withdraw travel discounts from striking employees is intimidation, according to the trade union, but fair tactics according to BA


Protection of volunteers - discrimination and unfair dismissal
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2009

Two recent cases have confirmed that a genuine volunteer does not have the protection of the law on discrimination or unfair dismissal


Supervening illness is not automatic cut-off point for calculating unfair dismissal compensation
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2010

The EAT has held, in the case of Wood v Mitchell SA, that compensation for loss of earnings for an unfairly dismissed employee was wrongly calculated by reference only to a period ending when he became unfit for work due to a subsequent illness that was unrelated to his employment


Industrial action notices
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2010

In a dispute over the validity of a notice of industrial action served by Unite the Union, the Court of Appeal has held that it is permissable for the same document to give notice of more than one form of planned industial action


BA flight attendants claim race discrimination on removal of travel perks
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

We recently considered the lawfulness of BA's threat to withdraw discounted travel perks from its striking employees


Legislative round up
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2010

In this round up of recent and forthcoming legislative changes, we provide a summary of legislation that has come into force in the last few months and report on the new National Minimum Wage rates that will apply from October 2010, the draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2010, draft regulations requiring certain banks and building societies to disclose the remuneration packages of executives earning £500,000 or more, and a European Commission consultation on the options for reviewing the Working Time Directive


Discretionary bonuses practice and law diverge
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2010

The High Court has held that employers cannot refuse to pay a discretionary bonus by relying on previous practice or alleged City or industry custom (Rutherford v Seymour Pierce Limited


Distinction between legitimate management instruction and punishment
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2010

The EAT has drawn a distinction between a legitimate management instruction and a punishment in a claim for constructive dismissal